March Cocktail 6 oz Ventura Spirits “Haymaker” Vodka 2 oz fresh lime juice -save rind to moisten glass rims 1-2 T Ojai Jalapeño Jelly 10-20 fresh mint leaves Ice Sugar -for glass rims __________ 1 can of “Langers” organic ginger sparkling water __________ Fresh mint Edible flower __________ 1. Juice limes 2. Moisten glass rims, then run through sugar 3. In a cocktail shaker: combine ingredients except bubbly water 4. Use a knife or muddler to incorporate Jelly & mint 5. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds 6. Pour into sugar rimmed cocktail glasses & top off with “Langers” organic ginger sparkling water, or your favorite 7. Garnish with mint & an edible flower -I used homegrown arugula flowers
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Over baked Brie
Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam…
40 fluid ounces
Contact me if you’d like to special order some!
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A big shout-out to Charee Edwards for coordinating the event, & to the Ojai Rotary Club!
As always the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Resort hosted Taste of Ojai -2014.
The Indian-Summer conditions were spectacular, as October often presents in our little Nest-
The music was great & the ever-smooth Alquimia Organic Tequila divine!
People danced, laughed, & enjoyed tasty items from; Surf Brewery, Bliss Frozen Yogurt, Suzanne’s Cuisine, Feast Bistro,
& of course the Jelly Gals were serving up Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam over Cheese Cake!
Mark your calendars for Taste of Ojai 2015- it’s well worth attending!
What you’ll need;
1 1/2 oz GOOD tequila (per person)
4 oz Tangerine Juice (per person)
1/2 oz blood orange syrup (per person)
The syrup is easy to make. You’ll have extra for the next time you’re craving this cocktail.
It stores well in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Blood Orange Syrup
4 c. fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice
Combine ingredients in a saucepan, then simmer for about 15 minutes, reducing liquid to half. Set aside & let cool.
The trick to making this beautiful Blood Orange Tequila Sunrise Cocktail is to add the ingredients in a specific order, creating striations of color. First in the glass goes the ice, then the tequila, the tangerine juice, and lastly the blood orange syrup. Slowly drizzle the syrup over the back of a spoon to allow the syrup to make it’s way to the bottom of the glass. Give it a slight stir, and you’re finished-
Garnish with a curl of zest & make a toast!
Serves well with a gaggle of giggling friends, telling stories, creating new ones & watching the Ojai “Pink Moment” “Sunset” disappear together-